August 22, 2008

Lockhart Apple Card....Jenni Bowlin inspired

I'm subbing today at the high school. It's my first official day....I went in Tuesday to sub and I was a month early! They didn't need me til September 19th. I'm sure I wrote it down correctly....it wasn't my fault....I'm always right....just ask my husband. LOL! Anyway, I thought a nice teacher card would be appropriate for today. I'm using Jenni Bowlin's cool papers from yesterday's post and the Lockhart Apples in Chintz Bowl stamp. I colored my image with Copic markers...love how you can shade so effortlessly with Copics! This photo is a little blurry on the closeup...again, not my fault, it's the camera's!
Here we go, this one's better. I cut my image out with a new Spellbinder's die and layered it onto my patterned paper background. Love those polka dots! I added buttons and a flower for embellishments.
And here's the bottom of the card, all tied up pretty with a Papertrey Spring Moss ribbon and an adorable Spellbinder's ribbon slide tag. I love it! The sentiment words are from Papertrey.

I love the idea of making teacher cards a bit more sophisticated than the typical primary colored cards. My girls are in middle school now...I still love to send stuff for the teachers but this type of card seems a little more grown up for the girls to give. Hope you enjoy and wish me luck today!

19 comments:

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous, the Dp's compliment the image so well!

Carol said...

Beautiful card, I just love your work! Good luck today, I'm sure you'll be great. :-)

Cris A said...

Good luck today!
Very pretty card! The detail on the bowl is gorgeous!

Linzi Conners said...

Geez, I know I don't need that Apples stamp, but of course I want it now! I can't wait to get my hands on those Spellbinders dies. I'm jealous of course! Hope you have a great weekend...thanks for sharing that beautiful card.

Rachel said...

Stunning!

Melissa said...

Ohhh gracious! What could possibly be sweeter than this? Darling and my favorite, favorite color too.
Melis

patriciad said...

I hope this pesky substitute teaching gig does not interfere with your stamping. That would just be so wrong!! BTW, cuter than cute card.

krvhs said...

What a super darling card Mish. I love how you colored the bowl. It's definitely an elegant twist for a teacher's card.

Stefanie Staniak said...

Great Card Mish! Have fun at school today ! :)

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Great card!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

beautiful! I bet you are the student's favorite sub!!
I start a new full time job at the school Monday as a paraeducator. I haven't worked full time for 20 years and am more than a little nervous. Ü

Daria said...

Fabulous card. I love the image and the coloring. The patterned paper works perfectly.

chelemom said...

These are gorgeous!

Michelle said...

What a great card! I can hardly wait until these die's are available!!

Elaine said...

Michelle,
Really gorgeous and soooo thoughtful to put teacher tags on them! I love what you share with us every time!

Anonymous said...

You are so thoughtful to do this wonderful card... Beautiful, too, I might add. As a former teacher I always appreciated the thoughtful notes that parents sent. I still have my shoebox of them. I can't throw them away...Some go back to 1976. Ha Ha.
Good luck with your substituting. Again, I appreciated all my subs. It can be a challenging position.
PF

cherylquilts at scs said...

Hope you had a great time at school yesterday! Your card is beautiful, and the teacher loved it for sure! You sure have the eye!!

DeeDee said...

GORGEOUS card Mish!!! Who wouldn't LOVE to recieve this card?!!!?!!! Yummy papers and a sweet little stamp too...perfect!!!!

Cindy Major said...

The colors on this card are scrumptious! Love how you put everything together.

I had a great time looking at your blog today, so much so that I added you to my blog roll so that I can keep visiting to see your future beauties!

TFS!
Cindy

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